Built for the 2006 Winter Olympics, this popular hotel offers fantastic views, quick access to the slopes & lifts and has a vibrant atmosphere!
- Half Board
- Tiratardi Lounge
- Swimming Pool & Sauna
- Heated Ski Storage
The Villaggio Olimpico or the Olympic Village in Sestriere was built for
the 2006 Winter Olympics within 100m of the lifts and less to the
slopes. The town centre is a 10 minute walk away so you can eat in or
venture out to Sestriere's bars and restaurants
All rooms include the club card which gives you access to the swimming pool and gym as well as the heated ski room, mini-club for children 3-12 years and daytime/evening entertainment activities. If you want to use the sauna, steam room, hot tub or have a massage, this is extra.
One bedroom apartment has twin beds and there is a sofa bed in the living area. Each room has a small kitchen area with a hob open plan to the living area. There is also an en-suite and has a large south facing terrace or balcony, sleeps 4 max.
- Breakfast room
- Tiratardi lounge
- Swimming pool
- Steam room
- Hot tub
- Sun terrace
- Heated ski storage
- Mini market for groceries
Offered on a half board basis, your holiday includes a buffet style breakfast every morning including cereals, fruit, toast and preserves, tea, freshly ground coffee and pastries using local produce. A freshly prepared evening meal is provided with a good selection of local and internationally inspired dishes.
Most probably the best resort in the Milky Way, Sestriere was the first purpose-built village in the Alps. It hosted the 1997 World Championships and ran many of the races at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games. Because it's at high altitude, there is top-class snow, supported by widespread snowmaking. All levels of skier should find something to sink their teeth into. There is steep terrain and off-piste for advanced skiers, great scope for intermediates and good facilities for beginners. This is all supported by a continually improving lift system, which only gets overloaded at weekends and on major holidays.
The resort itself is not overly attractive, as opposed to the stunning scenery around, but it does have everything you need off-snow: plenty for non-skiers to do, a good range of restaurants, mainly hotel-based accommodation and up-tempo nightlife at the weekends, which caters to the Italian brigades up from Turin and Milan.
Overall, Sestriere is a surprisingly good value resort, considering its renown. It's also an excellent base for exploring the Milky Way, with its own all-ability pistes to satisfy everyone. Ignoring the less-than-heavenly architecture, this is one of the best Italian resorts.